Preschool Development Grant Listening Sessions for Wisconsin Tribal Nations 

Image of smiling Native American father holding infant daughter.

You are invited to participate in an online Zoom discussion to help guide the work of the Preschool Development Grant. We want to gather your ideas on challenges that impact tribal families of children from birth to age 5, early care and education programs, and communities.

The Department of Children and Families is partnering with the Great Lakes Inter‐Tribal Council to seek input from

  • Tribal leaders
  • Parents, grandparents, other relatives or care providers
  • Early care and education program teachers and administrators
  • Child care providers
  • Related service organizations (home visitors, HeadStart, social workers, maternal and fetal health providers, pediatric health care providers, family support programs, teacher educators, and more)
  • Business leaders and community advocates for family‐friendly policies 

The Wisconsin Department of Children and Families recognizes the sovereignty of tribal nations and is eager to partner in support of enhancing service to tribal families and communities.


What technology is required to participate?

A computer with Internet is ideal, but not required. Joining online will allow you to view the presentation, type comments into the chat, and see other participants. However, it is possible to participate by phone only, and we encourage everyone who is interested to sign up.


The Listening Sessions will consist of:

  • A brief welcome
  • A 20‐minute overview of the goals of the Preschool Development Grant and how it seeks to make lasting improvements to Wisconsin’s Early Care and Education systems
  • A 60‐minute small‐group discussion for you and other participants to answer questions about your experiences and ideas to improve Early Care and Education and support tribal families
  • A brief closing for participants to ask questions and report what they learned or want to share

The two sessions will be identical‐‐please choose the one that best fits your schedule. If you are unable to attend either session but would like to contribute, please contact us at the email addresses below.

Questions? Email or

Downloadable Wisconsin Tribal Nations Listening Session flyer.

Date Time Location Registration
8/25/2020 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Online

Register for the Tribal Listening Session

8/26/2020 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Online Register for the Tribal Listening Session

Visit the PDG home page for complete details about the grant and our goals.